In one of my articles last month, I reviewed some great Chinese android phones that can easily take on the likes of Sony, HTC, and Samsung. Gionee was listed among such phones. The Gionee M6 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery which is guaranteed to last for a very long time. Other internal specifications include a 1.8GHz octa-core Helio P10 processor and 4GB of RAM. With that, all that said, the only major disappointment with this device was the fact that it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. And on top of that, it is not the latest version of Android.
If you are one of those who owns this smartphone and is patiently waiting for an update then you are not alone. However, if you wish to run the latest software on this smartphone, then you only option to flash a custom ROM. This tutorial is all about flashing the latest available firmware into your m6. The latest available android software is, of course, v7 Nougat. Nougat has not been officially rolled out for m6 so if you are having problems with your phone or you want to revert back from custom ROM to stock ROM or you simply wish to know how to upgrade your m6 software yourself, then read on.
- One of the first things to do before beginning the installation process is to make sure that you have created a full backup of your device. This is very important since we will be completely wiping the internal memory of the device. So unless you want to end up losing all your data, we highly suggest you do this.
- You also need to make sure that you download the files given the link below. Those are the firmware files which we will be installing and hence we suggest you download them before proceeding with the installation.
- You can download the firmware file from the link given down below.
HOW TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE TO M6
Step-by-Step guidelines to Gionee M6 custom Rom or flash Stock ROM using Update SP FlashTool on your Windows xp/7/8/10 Computer/Laptop.
Step 2: Install Gionee M6 Android device USB Driver on your computer/Laptop.
Step 3: Your Gionee M6 Smartphone Power Off ( if it is removable Battery -> remove the phone Battery).
Step 4: Gionee M6 Firmware or StockROMm Download that you want to Flash on your Gionee M6 Smartphone. and extract it on your PC Computer.
Step 5: Extract Gionee M6 Firmware flash file or Stock Rom zip file
Step 6: After, Open the Flash_tool.exe files (in SP_Flash_Tool folder).
Step 7: Once SP Flash Tool is launched, Click on the Download Tab.
Step 8: After that, now click on the scatter-loading button.
Step 9: You will find and select the scatter file in the Gionee M6 Firmware folder.
Step 10: After, Click on the Download Button to begin the Gionee M6 device Flashing Process.
Step 11: next, Connect your Gionee M6 phone (without battery- if it is removable) to the Computer or Laptop using OG USBCable. After connecting the Gionee M6 phone to the computer.
Step 12: Press Gionee M6 Smartphone Volume Down or Volume Up key, so that your computer easily detects your Gionee M6 device.
Step 13: After Flashing is completed, a Green color Ring will appear. As shown below: